Line of Duty and Dancing On Ice snubbed by BAFTA bosses in favour of high-brow Fleabag – The Sun

BAFTA bosses have snubbed some of Britain’s best-loved TV shows and stars in favour of a stream of high-brow nominations.

BBC blockbuster Line of Duty was ignored for Best Drama while ITV hits Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing On Ice failed to make the Entertainment list.

Gavin & Stacey failed to be nominated in the Scripted Comedy ­category, despite pulling in 11.6 million viewers on Christmas Day.

The show picked up a single nomination, for “Must-See Moment”, as did Line of Duty, 2019’s most-watched drama.

The Beeb’s Japanese cop series Giri/Haji is up for Drama Series — but Peaky Blinders was also ignored.

Fans were also stunned at a snub for Olivia Colman, the Queen in Netflix’s The Crown, which got seven nominations.


Martin Worboys vented on social media: “Apart from best moment, Gavin & Stacey — highest rated programme of the year — no comedy nomination or actress/actor?”

Grundy Oxford raged: “How has Line of Duty not been nominated for a Bafta?”

David Grimmett added: “The Baftas snubbed Olivia Colman for The Crown!”

Sky Atlantic’s drama Chernobyl picked up a whopping 14 nominations, while the BBC’s Killing Eve and Fleabag are up for multiple gongs.

The ceremony will take place virtually live on BBC1 on July 31, with The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade hosting.

The original event on May 17 was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A Bafta spokesman said: “We had an even higher number of entries this year, creating an incredible level of competition and reflecting the high quality of TV we all love.”


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